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Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

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4732 Millhopper Road, Gainesville, FL 32653
+1 352-955-2008
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Just remember that you have to climb back up!

This is in my sister's neighborhood and we stop by when we visit Gainesville. It is a great little... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2016
terere2
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We recently moved to Gainesville and we are eager to sightsee places on a budget. Devil's... read more

Reviewed December 8, 2016
Michelle B
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“sink hole” (73 reviews)
“nature trail” (25 reviews)
“wooden steps” (8 reviews)
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4732 Millhopper Road, Gainesville, FL 32653
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"sink hole"
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"nature trail"
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"wooden steps"
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"honor system"
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"natural sinkhole"
in 5 reviews
"catch your breath"
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"big hole in the ground"
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"great workout"
in 7 reviews
"small waterfall"
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"short trail"
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"nice hike"
in 5 reviews
"picnic tables"
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"visitor's center"
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"walking path"
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"worth the trip"
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"entrance fee"
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Reviewed December 10, 2016

This is in my sister's neighborhood and we stop by when we visit Gainesville. It is a great little day trip and fun for everybody - provided they are prepared to make the climb out.

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Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

We recently moved to Gainesville and we are eager to sightsee places on a budget. Devil's Millhopper was a great place to take the family. The sinkhole was cool!

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Reviewed December 1, 2016

This is one of the hidden gems of Gainesville - stop by Publix on your way to the park and have a picnic at one of the picnic tables prior to climbing down to see Gainesville's famous sinkhole! The paths and trails are all short...More

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Reviewed November 26, 2016

My husband, two teenagers and chubby corgi visited the state park on Black Friday in lieu of shopping. If you aren't physically fit and want to simply enjoy the breathtaking views of the forest and sinkhole you can walk the nature trail that circles it...More

Thank Kim K
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Reviewed November 14, 2016

Found this while visiting Gainesville and figured I'd give it a shot. Nice little place to check out some old geology.

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Reviewed November 14, 2016

Its a huge sinkhole right in Gainesville that has been preserved so that one gets to watch its constant transition in terms of ecosystem. One must be in good physical shape though because all those steps down to the bottom need to be walked back...More

Thank Marilyn P
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Reviewed November 12, 2016

We stopped here on a journey from Georgia to Orlando on what was meant to be the last day of our trip (but a flight delay meant another night in the USA). It was also a drought, meaning that no water was flowing into the...More

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Reviewed November 6, 2016

We drove over an hour to get there, I have been wanting to go so I just bit the bullet and made the drive. It wasn't busy when we got there at all which is always nice, for me personally :) You have to bring...More

Thank India H
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Reviewed November 3, 2016

There's short loop trail around this impressive sinkhole, and stairs down to (and, it goes without saying, back up from) it. Impressive is right.

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Reviewed November 2, 2016

I din't count, web sites report 232 - 240 stair steps, either way take your time and enjoy as you descend into this beautiful sink hole. Sink hole beautiful?! Yes. Gorgeous plant life, small waterfall, many bird species and other small animal life. Bring a...More

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mealybug
January 11, 2018|
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Response from kcurry57 | Reviewed this property |
Still closed, errosion issues. Could be awhile. ..
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Patricia H
July 1, 2017|
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Response from George P | Reviewed this property |
It is to some extent. The beautiful stairway down to the bottom is naturally out of the question, but there is a walking trail that surrounds the sinkhole that is very picturesque and quite possibly is level enough to enable... More
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Faunela
April 22, 2016|
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Response from Kristin S | Reviewed this property |
No. There actually isn't even water in the sinkhole. It's more of a small rainforest ecosystem. At the bottom of the steps it's fenced off for viewing only.
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